2024 IPL will start from March end in India, fixtures only after elections' dates announced: Chairman Arun Dhumal

Indian Premier League chairman Arun Singh Dhumal on Wednesday made it clear that the 2024 edition of the league will kick-start from March end in India

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian Premier League chairman Arun Singh Dhumal on Wednesday made it clear that the 2024 edition of the league will kick-start from March end in India and fixtures will be announced after the general elections’ dates are confirmed.

“We will work with the Indian government, agencies to make sure that the league takes place in India. We are waiting for the schedule of the general election to be announced and then we will plan accordingly…like which state will host what game at the time of election will be planned that way,” Arun Dhumal told IANS.

Asked if any tentative date for the IPL could be shared, he said, “It (IPL) will most likely start from March end… and general elections are in April, so we will work it out with the help of the government.”

As per the information received, with ten teams vying for the coveted trophy, expect a total of 74 matches to be played, potentially spread across two phases due to India’s general elections scheduled during the same period.

Earlier, some reports claimed that there are chances that IPL 2024 will take place outside India due to the Lok Sabha elections.

–IANS/cs/

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